Jefferson County Schools appreciates everyone's hard work during the first nine weeks of the 23-24 school year. As we calculate final grades, we want to inform you about a change in schedule. Report cards will go home on Monday, October 30, 2023, NOT this Friday as previously planned. Grades will also be available in Canvas. We appreciate your patience while we ensure all grades have been assessed and calculated.
Jefferson County Schools invites you to an informational meeting on Oct. 23 about the Standard Response Protocol we use in our schools and ways you can support student safety at home. Lt. Ben Williams from the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department will present the information and answer questions. The event takes place at 5:00 p.m. in the Washington High School auditorium. https://www.jcswv.org/events?id=23365841
Thanks to the JCS community for supporting our teachers and staff as they worked to learn new skills and classroom techniques on this day of staff development!
10/20: The J-High Tailgate scheduled for this evening is being POSTPONED due to the rain. We will have the tailgate NEXT FRIDAY, Oct. 27, ahead of senior night against Washington. Come out and cheer on the Cougars!
REMINDER: Tomorrow, Oct. 20, is a staff development day for Jefferson County Schools. There will be NO SCHOOL for students while our staff take advantage of training opportunities to continue supporting students. Thank you, and have a great weekend!
Due to unforeseen circumstances, our Pep Rally scheduled for today (10/19) will be postponed to next Friday, Oct. 27, 2023. We understand the disruption this sudden change causes, and we appreciate your understanding. The new date will align the Pep Rally with a football game. We will follow the same schedule.
REMINDER: Oct. 25, is test day at Jefferson High School. All Sophomores and any juniors who signed up to take the PSAT will be ONSITE. Freshmen and seniors will NOT report to campus so our staff can provide a secure testing environment. Sophomores and juniors should report to school at their regular time. Teachers will provide students on remote learning with instructions and assignments ahead of time and in Canvas. Meals are available for all students. Remote learners can pre-order a meal pack here: www.jcswv.org/PSAT. Meal pick is between 11:15 am - 12:00 pm at the school.
Jefferson High School's Holiday Assistance form is available for families to fill out until Friday, November 3rd. We know that the holidays, although joyous, can be stressful for many for us. If your family is interested in some holiday assistance for any JHS student, please complete our Holiday Assistance Form. The link to the form can be found in canvas and on our website. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Mrs. Earl at firstname.lastname@example.org. We ask that the form be submitted by November 3, 2023.
Congratulations to the Jefferson High School Marching Band on a winning weekend! The Cougars won first place at the Musselman High School Tournament of Bands and are currently ranked first nationally among the Group 4A circuit consisting of bands across an eight-state region.. The band also took second place in Class A at the West Virginia Governor's Cup Competition and was named first runner-up to the 11-time defending WV State Champion. Go Cougars!
Homecoming Spirit Week 10/16-10/20 Go Cougars!
Homecoming Dance: Oct. 21, 2023 Airbourne Church 6:30-9:30 Purchase tickets on Canvas
This is a reminder that Friday, Oct. 20, 2023, is a staff development day for Jefferson County Schools. Students will not be in school to provide our staff with training opportunities to help them continue serving kids. Thank you.
Today kicks off National School Bus Safety Week, an opportunity to focus on safe practices around school buses. We want to start by acknowledging the JCS bus operators, aides, mechanics, and transportation administrators responsible for safely transporting our students to and from school each day. These individuals are a direct link between the home and the classroom, and they play a pivotal role in the education and care of our students. Thank you to our Transportation team for keeping our kids safe on the road!
10/13/23: Jefferson County Schools prioritizes safety in all that we do. Thursday afternoon (10/12), we received a notification about a widely shared message calling for violence. We consulted with federal and local law enforcement agencies and found no immediate danger connected to the non-specific threat. The threat level did not change as a result of the message. In an abundance of caution, the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department is conducting extra patrols around our schools. We are grateful for their partnership and dedication to protecting our children. If you see something, say something. You can report suspicious activity by calling 866-WVWATCH (866-989-2824).
Proper nutrition plays an important role in learning. That's why JCS staff work to develop daily menus that offer delicious, nutritious options for our students! Plan ahead with regularly updated breakfast and lunch menus, available on your school's website and the JCSWV app (on Google Play and the App Store).
Congratulations to JHS seniors Britt Shoedel and Lucca Parker on being named semifinalists in the 69th annual National Merit Scholarship Program! Britt and Lucca will continue to showcase their academic talents at the Finalist level to compete for a National Merit Scholarship Award. Visit http://rb.gy/6itxx to learn more about the program.
Join us TODAY, October 12, at the JCS Operations Facility, located at 635 McGarry Blvd. Kearneysville, for our next hiring event exclusively for school service personnel! JCS staff will be on hand to conduct onsite applications, screenings, and interviews for all service positions. Plus, a representative from WV Adult Education will be available to answer your questions about their new self-paced preparatory course for the state's Service Personnel Competency Test! Visit www.jcswv.org/careers for a complete list of job openings. JCS offers service positions with the flexibility to meet your needs as a busy family, so join us today and learn how you can make your mark in our caring community of educators!
In recognition of National School Lunch Week, we want to express our sincere gratitude to the men and women serving as cooks in our school cafeterias who keep our students fed, focused, and ready to learn. Thank you for the important role you play in supporting their success!
A reminder that Jefferson County Schools will dismiss two hours early today, October 6, for faculty senate meetings.
The Jefferson High School Marching Band won 1st place in Group 4A at the Martinsburg High School Band Spectacular this past Saturday. I have a attached a picture of our drum majors with the trophy. From left to right is Molly Lassen, Jaelyn Anderson and Atlas Batista.